Category: Skin Care Products

Rosacea: New Findings

Although nobody really knows what causes rosacea, a number of theories exist as to why some individuals are susceptible to developing it. New research may have found some important clues. Researchers in San Diego discovered that cathelicidin, a protein that naturally occurs in the body, could cause the redness of rosacea. Cathelicidin normally protects the… Read more »

Superfruits in Skin Care: Acerola

Acerola, a cherry-like fruit with high antioxidant activity, can now join the ranks of acai berry, blueberries and pomegranate in skin care formulations. Prevalent in drinks, yogurts and soups, acerola first appeared in Japanese skin care products at least five years ago. Niche skin care brands have started incorporating it into their facial care products… Read more »

Thin, Wrinkled Lips?

Just like the sun, smoking, gravity and other pollutants can have an impact on the skin around your eyes and on your face, it can also affect how your lips age. From the loss of your perfect pout, lips can thin and discolor, fine lines and wrinkles may appear, giving away your age. Like the… Read more »

Alpha Hydroxy Acids vs Retinol

Alpha Hydroxy Acids Vs Retinol: Which Is Best?

When it comes to choosing between alpha hydroxy acids vs retinol, which is best for your skin? Reducing the effects of aging on your skin requires a combination of ingredients including broad spectrum sunscreens, exfoliants (like alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs), antioxidants, emollients, and cell communicating ingredients like retinol. Derived from Vitamin A, ingredients like… Read more »

The Role Of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) In Skin Care

Also called niacinamide, vitamin B3 is one of several topical vitamins that has been studied in order to identify its potential benefit to the skin. A lot of ingredients have disappointed dermatologists due to low efficacy in treating various skin problems. However,  vitamin B3 has undergone clinical testing and established itself as being useful when… Read more »

Silymarin (Milk Thistle) and Skin

Those who suffer from symptoms that are associated with rosacea have first-hand experience with the annoying redness and inflammation that appears on the face. If neglected or left untreated, it can lead to social and psychological issues. According to the National Rosacea Society, over three quarters of those who cope with the condition have admitted… Read more »